University Heights is a neighborhood in Central San Diego, California. The area is filled with a number of restaurants, coffee shops, boutiques, and artist studios primarily on Park Boulevard and Adams Avenue. Live entertainment can be found most nights. Just a few miles and less than 10 minutes from Ocean beach and Downtown, this is a great neighborhood to escape all the hustle and bustle of the city, but still be close enough to all of the action.
The neighborhood sits in a central San Diego location with a broad spectrum of housing options, from cottages, apartments and condominiums, to million-dollar homes. Thanks in part to the many different architectural styles of homes, and the close proximity to both downtown and the beaches, the area has experienced a surge in pricing in recent years, in both the residential and multi-unit housing markets.
- Balboa Park – is a 1,200-acre urban cultural park. In addition to the many open space areas, green fields and gardens, forest areas, and walking paths, it several theaters, multiple museums, restaurants, and theSan Diego Zoo.
- San Diego Zoo - located in Balboa Park, the zoo houses over 3,700 animals of more than 650 species and subspecies. The Zoo was a pioneer in the concept of open-air, cage-less exhibits that re-create natural animal habitats. It is one of the few zoos in the world that houses and successfully breeds the giant panda. In 2013, the zoo added a new Koalafornia Adventure exhibit, providing an updated Australian animal experience.